Youth Flag Rugby

LONG VALLEY WOLFPACK

LVW team photo

Long Valley Wolfpack FLAG Rugby is BACK for summer 2021

We are excited to announce youth Flag Rugby is back in Long Valley and the Wolfpack is celebrating its 20th anniversary of Youth Flag Rugby this year.

Long Valley Wolfpack play in the Morris Rugby Youth League and invite kids from kindergarten through the 9th grade to join in this exciting and fast moving sport. Running. passing, kicking, teamwork and self confidence are a few of the things you will experience in this fast growing non-contact flag version of one of the most popular sports in the world.

The program is run as a clinic, with 2 evening practices and Saturday morning matches scheduled against neighboring towns. We know its summer, so we keep things low key, no stress. Your level of commitment is entirely up to you. The program is intended for children entering K through 9th grade. Girls can play through 10th.

Practices for all ages are held at the Califon Fields. The 2021 season runs from June 15th -July 24th. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings from 6.30- 8.00pm and games are played on Saturday mornings beginning June 19th and ending July 24th.

Children from neighboring towns are welcome to join. The registration fee is $80 plus a $10 town field usage fee. Participants receive a practice t-shirt. Players do need to purchase shorts for $20 and Jerseys for $30.

TEAM HISTORY

In the summer of 2001 the Long Valley program was born. Following the now well-scripted formula for starting a community youth rugby program, they recruited 43 players for the best start yet for a new program. Since that inaugural year, the Long Valley program has continued to grow. For the past several years the Long Valley program has registered over 100 players ranging in age from 5 - 14 and in 2005 had a coaching team of 23 lead & assistant coaches, including several internationals from South Africa, Wales, France & England.

Long Valley has also been on the leading edge of introducing the tackle version of the game to both boys & girls at the Eagle level. Out of these summer tackle clinics came the core of the new Morris Girls U19 team now just finishing their second season as well as lots of new players for the Boys U19 team.

 

CALIFON ROAD FIELDS

2021 Season Starts June 15, 2021

First Game June 19, 2021

PRACTICES

Tuesday and Thursday nights
6:30 to 8:00 pm
Califon Road Field, Long Valley

 

COACHING & FIELD COORDINATOR

Larissa Chen

larissa@chenhoerning.com

REGISTRATION & UNIFORM COORDINATOR

Kathy O'Shea
oshea16@comcast.net

EAGLES COACH
(Entering 7th, 8th & 9th Grades)

Andy Korfin

ask1965@gmail.com

HAWKS COACH
(Entering 4th, 5th & 6th Grades)

Kevin O'Shea
koshea98@yahoo.com

FALCONS COACH
(Entering 2nd & 3rd Grades)

 

 

OWLS COACH
(Entering K & 1st Grades)

Denis Collins

djclkirl@gmail.com

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